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The Defense Department needlessly built a $36 million command facility in Afghanistan, a watchdog group claims. (www.sigar.mil)

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A U.S. Army Staff Sgt. secures a landing zone near the Koh Band district of Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Sept. 14, 2009. (Image: U.S. Army) ** FILE **

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Marines pose with General James Mattis, Commanding General, CENTCOM, at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 8, 2011.

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President Barack Obama nominated Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transition in 2013-2014. (Associated Press)

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Afghan security forces stand guard during a protest demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran more than one month ago, in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Allauddin khan)

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The Air Force has returned to flight duty the four B-1B crew members who dropped two bombs that killed five U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan in June — the deadliest "friendly fire" incident in the long war. (Associated Press)

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Afghan security forces members inspect the site of a suicide attack near a new Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April, 18, 2015. A security official says that at least 22 people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo)

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President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama said the U.S. will keep just under 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015 at the request of Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Microphones hover above Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Barack Obama during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Associated Press)

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Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani waves from a golf cart as he rides to a meeting at the Camp David Presidential retreat, Monday, March 23, 2015, in Camp David, Md. The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will headline Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Washington, yet America's exit from the war remains tightly hinged to the abilities of the Afghan forces that face a tough fight against insurgents this spring. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, left, walks with U.S. Army Gen. John Campbell upon arrival at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will headline Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Washington(AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses a new conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, in this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool) ** FILE **

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, a onetime anthropologist and former World Bank executive, will meet with President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry to discuss possible changes to the timetable to withdraw the bulk of American troops. (Associated Press)

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a graduation ceremony inspects guards of honor at a military academy, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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Maj. Mathew Golsteyn was to receive the Silver Star for aiding fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, but his award is now in jeopardy.

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks to troops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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National Edition News cover for March 2, 2015 - Iraq, Afghanistan become allies to U.S. on battlefield: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, arrives to a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Carter made his international debut Saturday with a visit to Afghanistan to see American troops and commanders, meet with Afghan leaders and assess whether U.S. withdrawal plans are too risky to Afghan security. (SAP Photos/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)

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Afghan National Police officers march during a graduation ceremony at a training center in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan on a moonlit night, in this Jan. 31, 2010, file photo. The Obama administration is amending its regulations for weapons sales to allow the export of armed military drones to friendly nations and allies. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

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Afghanistan National Army officers march during a graduation ceremony at a training center in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Around 1, 200 national army officers graduated after receiving a 3 month training program in Herat. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)